The Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) announced recent Emmy Award winner Sheryl Lee Ralph and Pennsylvania State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes will be honored at the 2022 Triumph Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 28. 

Located at Lincoln Center’s Jazz in New York City, the ceremony will recognize leaders in the entertainment industry who use their platforms to create a more just nation.

In addition to her Emmy Award-winning role on the hit TV show “Abbot Elementary,” Ralph is a Tony Award-nominated actress, singer, author, and activist. Hughes, her husband since 2005, has represented the Philadelphia area in the Pennsylvania legislature for 35 years and currently serves as the Democratic chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. They join fellow honorees: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, filmmaker Will Packer, the creators of HarlemWeek and Claire Sulmers, CEO and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily.

The Triumph Awards is a cultural event that recognizes influencers for their ongoing work within their communities to promote social, racial, and economic justice in America.

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